Radiant skin free of skin imperfections is a wish for every person as that is the first thing that everyone notices on us.
Our facial skin is commonly affected by pimples or blackheads which can be a real nuisance. Blackheads commonly occur on the nose, the forehead or the chin and can cause complexes of the affected person. Fortunately, there is a natural trick that is extremely effective in the removal of blackheads.
Blackheads start first to appear in adolescence or in adulthood, and can quickly spread onto your face. The reason for their occurrence is the excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands making the pores clogged with impurities thus making them incapable of draining the excess lipid film. In this way the sebum is being blocked in the epidermis and starts to build-up gradually by favoring the occurrence of blackheads and acne pimples.
Factors that Favor the Occurrence of Blackheads
The well-known dermatologist, Dr. Catherine Braeken, lists the several reasons for the onset of the appearance of blackheads:
- Poor eating habits
Excessive intake of sugar and salt contributes to the formation of acne, pimples and blackheads.
- Comedogenic products
Certain oils have in their content comedogenic ingredients that are present in most silicone-containing products and thus clog the pores and cause the accumulation of sebum.
- Hormonal changes
The experience of hormonal changes is normal while puberty, menopause or after taking the contraceptive pill. In these periods the sebaceous glands produce more sebum that can lead to the appearance of blackheads on the face.
- Poor lifestyle
Poor lifestyle involving bad habits like smoking or the influence of chemicals, pollution, and all toxic environmental agents that can build-up on the surface of the skin can lead to the development of blackheads.
Natural Mask against Black Spots
- Half a teaspoon of lemon juice, organic
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of warm water
Method of Preparation:
Take a bowl and in it put the salt, lemon juice and the lukewarm water.
The combination of these elements will result in a preparation of a mask that needs to get applied on all skin areas affected by black spots. Apply it by using massage movements so that it penetrates deeply, but make sure to avoid the eye area. After that, soak a towel in warm water, not hot, and apply it onto your face. Leave it to act for 10 minutes and after that wash it off with cold water.
Health Benefits of the Used Ingredients:
This citrus fruit is high in flavonoids and ascorbic acid and it reveals strong antioxidant effect that will help in the battle against the harmful free radicals. These molecules are accountable for the onset of many diseases and cell premature aging. Lemon reveals also astringent properties that tone the skin and tighten the pores. Thanks to its acid content the skin will get nicely cleansed free of any impurities. It will become smooth with better sebum production.
The Himalayan Salt
This salt is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. It contains a great number of nutrients required for good health of your skin keeping it with an optimal hydration. Plus, it offers stronger skin protection against external aggressions. As per a conducted study, the content of sodium will take a part in the fight against pathogens that can easily penetrate the epidermis. The Himalayan salt is a natural exfoliating agent that removes the impurities meanwhile preventing the production of excess sebum and reducing the occurrence of blackheads.
Lemon reveals photosensitizing properties, and because of that it is of vital importance to completely wash it off with water prior going out and exposing it to the sun.